Degree in Dentistry
Dentists treat problems with patients' teeth, gums and mouths. Dentists specialize in oral surgery and oral disease; they also do cosmetic work, improving the appearance of patients’ smiles. Becoming a dentist takes a lot of training. Dental workers have some of the highest rates of job satisfaction of any profession, and dentistry can be rewarding financially.
Like doctors, dentists’ services are always in demand and with increasing numbers of people wanting cosmetic dentistry, there are plenty of jobs in the sector.
STPM or A-Level
- Minimum of BBB / ABC / AAC in: Biology + Chemistry + Physics or Mathematics
Australian Matriculation (SAM or AUSMAT)
- You will need EITHER:
- (1) Average of 80% (or the equivalent of B) in: Biology + Chemistry + Physics or Mathematics, OR
- (2) ATAR 80.0, including: Biology + Chemistry + Physics or Mathematics
Matrikulasi or Foundation in Science
- Minimum CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) in: Biology + Chemistry + Physics or Mathematics
Similar to doctors, you will need to complete one year of compulsory service with the government before you can become a registered dentist and practice Dentistry in Malaysia.
After that, you can choose to specialize in fields such as orthodontics, paediatric dentistry and periodontology. The process of specialization is usually 3 years long.
Why should we study Dentistry?
Restore the oral health and transform the lives of their patients
Whether it is providing preventative care, delivering dental restorative procedures, eliminating pain or correcting dento-facial esthetics, often, in a single visit, the dentist can experience the satisfaction, privilege and joy of positively transforming a patient’s life by restoring oral health.
Be independent in their careers
Dentists have the opportunity to own their own businesses right after dental school. This gives them a lot of independence and allows them to set their own business and career goals.
Maintain a flexible lifestyle
Because there are a number of different career and practice options in dentistry, practitioners can choose what kind of lifestyle they will lead and often what hours and days they will work.